The department expressed concern the regulation governing the incentives could be in violation of the
The department last month sent a letter expressing concern over the issue, he said, adding the regulator would collect more details before submitting the issue to its telecom committee for consideration.
Two years ago, the NBTC provided incentives to telecom companies by lowering licence fees for operators who use locally made equipment to build their 3G or 4G network infrastructure.
The fee is lowered from 1.5% to 1% of annual revenue if they are qualified for incentives.
The department suggested the incentives might be in violation of the world's free-trade rules, said
It also said the incentives were not in compliance with the
All 3G mobile operators are subject to an annual fee of 5.25% of revenue to the NBTC ? 3.75% for the universal service obligation and 1.5% for the licence fee.
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